I’m sitting here trying to think of a perky way to introduce this third weekly roundup at Fruclassity, but I’m not feeling perky! Maybe it’s the weather? We’ve been promised a warm, sunny week-end in these parts, but I’m not holding my breath. It snowed a few days ago!
Your personal finance journey is not always going to be perky-inducing, and C. from The Single Dollar gave her March update with a frank acknowledgement that it had not been a stellar month financially. She made sure to add humour and perspective to her update, and that is key. There will be both ups and downs on anyone’s road to debt-freedom or financial freedom. It takes a lot of emotional maturity to stay the course. And C. has got it!
MMD from My Money Design wrote a post that included his morning routine. Item #4 was “Exercise for at least 30 minutes.” I have never managed to keep up a good workout regimen from home. For me, there has always been a gym membership involved in physical fitness. So I’m intrigued by the success of people like MMD in keeping fit frugally. My gym membership will expire in June. Maybe time for home-grown fitness?
With more on the theme of financial fitness and physical fitness, I enjoyed Chonce’s post at My Debt Epiphany. As the title of the post suggests, Chonce has a more difficult time with the discipline involved in her physical fitness goals than she does with discipline needed for her financial goals. For me, it’s the opposite. Everyone approaches these two areas of fitness with unique aptitudes and challenges, and since Chonce is so transparent about hers, my bet is that she’ll succeed in both : )
I generally find New Age fads like “manifestation” a bit flaky, but Tonya writes with good insight in her new position at Frugal Rules. “To me the exercise is more mental (visualizing) and somewhat physical . . . than anything else.” To act “as if” I’ve achieved my financial goals, I will hereby start belting out a big “WE’RE DEBT-FREEEEEEEEEEE!” à la Dave Ramsey. That’s not too flaky. That’s practice!
It was in the comments section to Tonya’s post that I noticed Linsdsey@Cents, Sense & Sensibility. I’m a big fan of Jane Austen (author of Sense & Sensibility), so I was intrigued by the name of her site. I’ve linked to her “About Me” page. Lindsey, like many of us, found herself overwhelmed by a combination of debt and personal misfortune, and – again, like many of us – she is being proactive in turning her situation around. Her honesty is raw, and she writes with a disarming authenticity.
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